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Tripwire Researcher to Present on Credit Card Black Market at ToorCamp

June 19, 2014

Discussion will connect black market activities with online retail fraud

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, today announced that Ken Westin, security researcher for Tripwire, will present at ToorCamp 2014. The technology event will take place July 9-13, 2014, at the Hobuck Beach Resort in Neah Bay, Washington.

Through personal research and collaboration with law enforcement agencies, Westin has researched how organized crime rings, including those with connections to Russian and Eastern European groups, generate revenue through credit card theft. These groups profit through shoplifting, identity theft credit card skimming and other forms of fraud.

In his presentation, Westin will discuss several cybercriminal cases he helped crack and attendees will learn:

  • The structure and key elements of the credit card black market.
  • The connection between credit cards and the exploit market.
  • How stolen credit cards fuel other forms of retail fraud
  • How retail businesses can make themselves unattractive to cybercriminals.

    What: How the Stolen Credit Card Black Market Works

    Who: Ken Westin, security researcher, Tripwire, Inc.

    When: July 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m. PDT

    About Tripwire

    Tripwire is a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, enabling enterprises, government agencies and service providers to effectively connect security to their business. Tripwire provides the broadest set of foundational security controls including security configuration management, vulnerability management, file integrity monitoring, log and event management. Tripwire solutions deliver unprecedented visibility, business context and security business intelligence allowing extended enterprises to protect sensitive data from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats. Learn more at, get security news, trends and insights at or follow us on Twitter @TripwireInc.


    Shelley Boose, 408-398-6987

    Source: Tripwire, Inc.

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